Migratory bird watching at Bhigwan - Simply amazing experience

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Bhigwan is the small village located on the border of Pune and Solapur district on National Highway 9 in Maharashtra, India. Bhigwan is located on the backwaters of Ujni dam in Yashwant Sagar reservoir which is best place to watch the migratory bird near Pune.

The distance between Pune city to Bhigwan is 105 Km and one can travel by various means as State Transport Bus going towards Solapur in 3.5 hour, by passenger train heading towards Solapur but both the means are not convenient so my suggestion will be the personal transport as bike, car or cab.

So on 17th December 2013 me and my friend decided to go for bird watching at Bhigwan (Kumbhargaon) and started at 6 am in the morning an managed to reach at 7.30 am, which was the amazing experience of driving the bike in the freeze weather of 8-9 degree Celsius on the amazing road I have ever seen before which made our day.


Road map from Pune to Bhigwan (Kumbhargaon)

There are two place at Bhigwan for bird watching as Diksal and Kumbhargaon which is in the perimeter of 10 km.

1. Diksal: After reaching Bhigwan town on Solapur highway there is a left turn which will take you towards Diksal. Diksal is a small village on the distance of 4 km from Bhigwan. There is a bridge on the road where many bird resides nearby.

2. Kumbhargaon: After reaching Bhigwan town on Solapur highway travel more 2 km straight and you will find a sign board which point left for "Kumbhargaon" village. It is also known as "flamingo point".

Plan to reach Bhigwan around or before 7.30 am as it the best time to see many birds.

Now will request photo to explain our feelings.

Painted Storks everywhere-Simply incredible.

Bird watching at Bhigwan Kumbargaon


Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience


Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience
Grey Heron
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience
Black Head Gulls
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience
River Tern
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience
Grey Heron with 3 Painted Stork
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience
Grey Heron with Many Great Egret's
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience


Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience
Black Ibis
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience
Grey Heron 
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience


Black Head Ibis
Migrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experienceMigrated bird watching at Bhigwan kumbargaon - Simply amazing experience

Great ride
NH 9 simply amazing
We do not find any flamingos as they are yet to arrive (best time is Jan - Feb) we will again plan the same visit in the month of February to see the Great Flamingo.

If you need any assistance for bird watching or boat you can contact Sandeep Nagare 9960610615 and Nitin Nagare 9767571734.We found both of them very cooperative and helpful. They have good knowledge about all type of birds.

Best time to visit Bhigwan for Bird watching : January to February
Accommodation: Sandeep and Nitin can arrange for you.
Food: Home made food at Sandeep's place.

If you need any more help drop me an email.

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